Corporate Scorecard 2009 Mergers & Acquisitions

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Counsel to Principals
Firm Value of Deals (In Millions) Rank 2008 Rank 2007
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom $309,267 1 3
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 214,254 2 2
Sullivan & Cromwell 214,176 3 1
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 183,319 4 16
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 181,818 5 4
Blake, Cassels & Graydon 168,839 6 7
Linklaters 138,245 7 -
Debevoise & Plimpton 129,945 8 14
Clifford Chance 125,370 9 20
Latham & Watkins 116,563 10 9
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 99,360 11 24
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 93,755 12 15
Shearman & Sterling 83,078 13 19
Baker & McKenzie 81,852 14 17
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 79,524 15 18
Herbert Smith/Gleiss Lutz/Stibbe1 71,010 16 -
Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao 64,016 17 -
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 58,397 18 -
Kirkland & Ellis 57,765 19 28
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 55,499 20 5
Ashurst 55,317 21 -
Jones Day 55,181 22 -
Allen & Overy 54,914 23 10
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 45,872 24 -
DLA Piper2 43,018 25 -
Stikeman Elliott 40,777 26 6
Ropes & Gray 38,459 27 -
Homburger Rechtsanwalte 30,747 28 -
Sidley Austin 28,079 29 8
Baer & Karrer 27,986 30 -
Mayer Brown 26,609 31 -
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners 24,067 32 -
Davis Polk & Wardwell 23,667 33 12
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt 22,994 34 23
Goodwin Procter 20,749 35 -
Allens Arthur Robinson 20,688 36 -
Hunton & Williams 20,570 37 21
Fasken Martineau Dumoulin 18,936 38 -
Hogan & Hartson 18,375 39 25
Reed Smith 17,945 40 -

 

Firm Number of Deals Rank 2008
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 91 1
Latham & Watkins 47 2
Sullivan & Cromwell 45 3
Jones Day 41 4
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 36 5
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 36 5
DLA Piper2 34 7
Kirkland & Ellis 33 8
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 33 8
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 30 10
Davis Polk & Wardwell 28 11
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 28 11
Clifford Chance 27 13
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 27 13
Allen & Overy 25 15
Debevoise & Plimpton 23 16
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 23 16
Shearman & Sterling 23 16
Blake, Cassels & Graydon 22 19
Goodwin Procter 22 19
Hogan & Hartson 22 19
Linklaters 21 22
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 21 22
Baker & McKenzie 20 24
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 20 24
O’Melveny & Myers 19 26
Stikeman Elliott 19 26
White & Case 19 26
Dewey & LeBoeuf 18 29
Ropes & Gray 18 29
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 18 29
Dechert 16 32
Sidley Austin 16 32
Vinson & Elkins 16 32
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 15 35
Baker Botts 15 35
Mayer Brown 15 35
Bingham McCutchen 14 38
Morrison & Foerster 14 38
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker 14 38
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 14 38

 

Counsel to Investment Advisers
Firm Number of Deals Rank 2008 Rank 2007
Dewey & LeBoeuf 48 1 1
Latham & Watkins 40 2 2
Sullivan & Cromwell 18 3 3
Davis Polk & Wardwell 14 4 5
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 14 4 5
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 12 6 10
O’Melveny & Myers 12 6 14
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 11 8 9
Covington & Burling 10 9 10
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 10 9 4
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 10 9 -
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 9 12 14
Debevoise & Plimpton 8 13 -
Shearman & Sterling 8 13 7
Alston & Bird 6 15 10
Jones Day 6 15 14
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 5 17 10

 

Firm Name Value of Deals (In Millions) Rank 2008
Latham & Watkins $175,915 1
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 156,651 2
Dewey & LeBoeuf  121,690 3
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 76,275 4
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 74,429 5
Debevoise & Plimpton 72,997 6
Davis Polk & Wardwell 68,582 7
Allen & Overy 62,708 8
Sullivan & Cromwell 53,564 9
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 52,777 10
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 41,855 11
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 33,175 12
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy  30,935 13
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker 26,674 14
Covington & Burling 26,076 15
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 21,805 16
Shearman & Sterling  9,697 17

 

Source: Thomson Reuters
1 Includes transactions by Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe, the organization’s associated firms.
2 DLA Piper is structured as a set of alliances.
For methodology, see americanlawyer.com/corporatescorecard.

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